#YouTubeIsOverParty - What Is It And Why Is Everyone So Pissed Off?
2 September 2016, 10:15 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:37
What the HELL is going on?!
In case you were wondering, #YouTubeIsOverParty is not the name of another Gleam Futures shindig - it's sadly the complete opposite. You may have seen the hashtag flying around your Twitter feeds yesterday after it was revealed that YouTube will no longer be monetising videos that aren't 'Advertiser Friendly' - and it seems as though our favourite content creators have pretty mixed opinions on it.
"What does this mean?" you ask. Well, YouTube has come up with some new (pretty strict) guidelines that forbid all content which contains bad language, graphic content, controversial topics, sexual humour and SO much more from being monetised. So, let's be real, that's the majority of creators in trouble now.
Of course, this to us sounds like pretty much every channel on YouTube, and like with most drama on the video sharing platform, its users took to Twitter to voice their opinions and concerns with the hashtag #YouTubeIsOverParty. Within a few hours the hashtag was already trending top in the United Kingdom and was sparking a huge debate throughout the YouTube community.
Some were glad that the new TOS's were cleaning up YouTube's content.
I knew having generally clean content would come in handy one day....hope y'all good though #YouTubeIsOverParty— NathanZedVEVO (@NathanZed) September 1, 2016
Others were freaking out about the future of their channel.
if u take freedom, creativity, fun from us what do u think people will come to watch? quality? there's TV for that... #YouTubeIsOverParty— raphael gomes (@raphablueberry) September 1, 2016
Some were claiming they weren't in it for the money.
#YouTubeIsOverParty thoughts (1)— Hannah Witton (@hannahwitton) September 1, 2016
1. Adsense is the smallest slice of my income pie
2. We preach to smaller YTers to not do it for the money
#YouTubeIsOverParty is a symbol of industry change. Digital video is becoming increasingly commercialized $. So different from 8 years ago.— Laci Green (@gogreen18) September 1, 2016
Others were stuck in the middle.
there've always been rules about what kind of content can be monetized on YouTube, now it's more concrete #YouTubeIsOverParty— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) September 1, 2016
Some were throwing shade.
#YouTubeIsOverParty YouTube doesn't care about your views on this issue...they care about your watchtime— Evan Edinger (@EvanEdinger) September 1, 2016
And others just didn't have a clue what #YouTubeIsOverParty was on about.
Of course, in true unicorns style, we had to weigh in on the #YouTubeIsOverParty debate. We ran a poll yesterday and it seems as though 96% of you think that this is the end of YouTube as we know it. Head over to our Twitter page to let us know what you think.
Where do you stand in the #YouTubeIsOverParty? Will the new TOS's help cleanse the platform or overly-censor it?— We The Unicorns (@wetheunicorns) September 1, 2016
Let us know what you think about the future of YouTube in the comments and in the meantime, check out our latest episode of SLAY or NAY over on our YouTube channel to catch up with all of this weeks YouTube news.